Blackland Farmer podcasts offer helpful, timely, on-the-go producer info

THRALL – Agricultural producers in the Blacklands now have a means of getting practical, objective, research-based information practically anywhere and at any time, thanks to two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service professionals. Ryan Collett, manager of the Stiles Farm Foundation, part of the Texas A&M University System, and Tyler Coufal, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural […]

AgriLife Extension to offer wellness workshops in Austin during March, April

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present a series of four wellness workshops in Austin during March and April. The workshops are free and open to the public. Participants can participate at any or all of the workshops, which will be from 11 a.m.-noon in the meeting room of […]

East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference set March 1 in Lufkin

LUFKIN – The annual East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference will be held March 1 in Lufkin. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. with the program running from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pitser Garrison Convention Center, 601 N. 2nd St.  Cost is $30 per person and $50 per couple if registered […]

AgriLife Extension plans two-hour auxin trainings across state

COLLEGE STATION – As temperatures rise and thoughts turn to spring planting, many producers will need to update their training if they are planting dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. To meet those needs, many two-hour auxin trainings are being planned by AgriLife Extension around the state, said […]

Pecan, fruit tree workshop set for Feb. 5 in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Those interested in planting, growing and maintaining fruit or pecan trees in the Central Texas area should attend the Fruit and Nut Tree Planting and Pruning Workshop Feb. 5 in Georgetown, program coordinators said. The workshop, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will begin at 10 a.m. in the training room […]

Institute to hold water quality meeting Feb. 19 in Rogers

ROGERS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting Feb. 19 in Rogers for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to host roundtable Jan. 31 in Waco

WACO — The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a watershed coordinator roundtable Jan. 31 in Waco for water and natural resource professionals. The free event will be from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Texas Farm Bureau Conference and Training Center, 7410 Fish Pond Road. Coordinators said the training is part of the […]

East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 7 in Overton

OVERTON – The annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service East Texas Turfgrass Conference will be Feb. 7 in Overton. The program is $35, which includes lunch, and will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053.  The popular yearly event is geared toward both professional turfgrass managers and […]

2018 Research Directors Awards announced at Texas A&M AgriLife Conference

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research honored 10 employees with Research Director’s Awards during the recent AgriLife Conference on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The new Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director’s Awards, established in 2018, recognize the achievements of those who have performed outstanding work that advances the agency’s mission. “Texas […]

Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence presented to Texas A&M faculty and staff

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife faculty and staff received the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence honors during a ceremony Jan. 7 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions displayed across Texas A&M AgriLife and allow for the opportunity to celebrate those […]